scatology


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scatology

the scientific study of excrement, esp in medicine for diagnostic purposes, and in palaeontology of fossilized excrement
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Both, because the poem soon descends into scatology and coprophagy anyhow; or neither, because the punning is missed by both.
In this way, the central theme of waste and scatology overwrites the expected focus on voice as a central tenet of the epic.
At the same time, the key to such scatology is immediacy, and the decision to omit Tim's own songs in favour of those that are more generally humorous can thus be seen as a sensible and modest one.
2001 Application of molecular scatology to animal ecology.
Molecular scatology as a tool to study diet: analysis of prey DNA in scats from captive Steller sea lions.
In any case, it seems the odd one out, as each of Beuys, Turrell, and Goldsworthy seems to call for some kind of exodus or counter-cultural movement, whereas if Barney too is pointing towards the need for some kind of transcendence, the outcome, it seems, is negative: 'In Barney's disfigured figures scatology marks the infinite deferral of eschatology.
When Ibn Daniyal has been referred to as the "Arab Aristophanes" the inevitable justification for this reference is the considerable amount of obscenity and scatology in both writers, a serious challenge in both cases to censors.
Carnivalesque, too, the punning, scatology, and obscenity throughout the play.
Detailing the habitats, breeding, size and weight, and threats to survival of native Australian animals, such as: kangaroos, koalas, wombats, emus, and dingoes, this book will provide a wealth of information for a young naturalist or those with an interest in scatology.
D'autre part, nous savons que pour l'enfant la sexualite n'est pas differenciee et se situe d'une maniere diffuse dans les organes posterieurs du corps, se confondant tres souvent avec la scatology.
As the editors rightly argue, "[t]he scatology may contain an undergraduate's jocularity, but that it is no mere joke, still less any mere trope, is clear even without recourse to Beckett's oeuvre" (xcv).